The Lightning Round

Writers/reporters Garrett Sisti & Jamie Hoyle give in-depth analysis on everything relating to San Diego Chargers Football.


125: Chargers vs Raiders: Can the Chargers get to 4-4 at the Bye?

The Chargers get their second victory in a row, this time on the road in Oakland against a divisional rival to move up in the AFC West standings. On the show the guys talk about some key runs by Melvin Gordon, the improvement of Philip Rivers over the last two weeks and the growth of the Chargers Head Coach Anthony Lynn. They also discuss whether the team can get to .500 going into the bye week, an update on Denzel Perryman and if they think Offensive Lineman Dan Feeney is going to be in the starting lineup soon.

124: Chargers vs Giants: Key Adjustments Lead to Victory Monday

The Chargers get their first win of the 2017 season and the Lightning Round Podcast gets do to their first show after a victory since November of 2016. Last week the guys talked about the system and personnel changes they’d like to see implemented the rest of the season and the team actually employed a lot of those principles against the Giants. They discussed what worked and what didn’t, why there may be some reasons for optimism, some college QB names and how about trading a WR to the Giants?

123: Chargers vs. Eagles: Anthony Lynn is making changes? We have suggestions

The Chargers are 0-4 and the guys decide to scrap the game recap this week to offer some solutions. Head Coach Anthony Lynn said he’s making some changes this week heading into the Giants game and they offer some short term adjustments to the team they’d liked to see this season. They take some questions about whether Anthony Lynn should be fired after the season, if Ken Whisenhunt should stay and also if the Chargers should spend a 1st round draft pick on a QB in 2018.

122: Chargers vs. Chiefs: The Future of Philip Rivers and Jason Verrett

Garrett and Jamie started this podcast off with a conversation they didn’t necessarily want to have but they can no longer put it off after the game Sunday. What do the Chargers do for the future at Quarterback? How soon should the team replace Philip Rivers? When do the Chargers need to draft a Quarterback? All questions they addressed. They then talk about the Jason Verrett’s recent injury, the details of his 5th year option and his future with the team as well.

121: Chargers vs. Dolphins: Still Not Panicking

Due to some unforeseen circumstances the boys couldn’t get into the studio to record this week so they recorded the podcast over Youtube.  They talk about game-to-game adjustments and personnel decisions the coaching staff made during this week compared to last. The guys discuss the all-time Tight End TD record, the monster season Jatavis Brown is having, how Desmond King has earned his playing time and why they aren’t panicking…yet.

120: Chargers vs. Broncos: The Offensive Line Is Getting A Bad Rap

The Chargers lose a tough one in Denver on Monday night and are 0-1 to begin the NFL season. So, what did we learn? A lot of questions were answered in the first game and the guys talk about their important takeaways from this loss. They discuss the Linebacker rotation, the playcalling, clock management, the tackling, Corey Liuget and why the Chargers Offensive Line didn’t play as bad as they are getting credit for.

119: Final 53, Practice Squad & Record Prediction

The Lightning Round guys evaluate the “final” 53 and all the steps to get to where they’re at today going into the 2017 season. The Chargers made 3 waiver claims and added some new faces to the roster, they breakdown each player and where they fit on this team. They review the 10-man Practice Squad, give a record prediction and guess the rest of the AFC West records plus air a new bit.

118: Chargers 53 Man Roster Predictions

Before the Chargers preseason finale Garrett and Jamie take a stab at guessing the Chargers final roster going into Week 1 of the regular season. The guys recorded this on video which you can catch on the new Lightning Round Podcast app. They go in-depth on which guys they think will or won’t make the team, reasons behind their assessments and also some possible Practice Squad players on this special edition of the Lightning Round Podcast.

117: Chargers vs Rams Recap – Rivers Led Offense Looks Sharp

The Chargers get their first preseason win against the Rams behind a dominate performance from the starters on both sides of the ball. Garrett and Jamie talk about the significant signs they took away from the player rotations on Saturday and what that means coming up on the 53 man cuts. They talk about a clip from head Coach Anthony Lynn saying “what have you done for me lately,” if they think Mike Williams will play this year and a whole lot more on this installment of the Lightning Round Podcast.

116: Saints vs Chargers Preseason Recap – Dez is King

Even though the game wasn’t pretty, some players “stock went up” after Sunday’s Preseason loss. The guys talk about those players who helped their cause against the Saints, the Offensive Line’s performance and how both Kellen Clemens and Cardale Jones played versus New Orleans. They also discuss some possible options at o-line, the effort level and what is going on with the playing time for hyped up UDFA Linebackers Nigel Harris and James Onawualu in the first two games?